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“Lavender Manor from Heaven”

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Lavender Manor Guest Lodge
Ranked #6 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Worksop, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Lavender Manor from Heaven”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

What can I say that has not been said already. Every aspect of our stay was 5*. From the moment you enter until the moment you leave, you are treated like one of the family even to the cup of tea when you first arrive.The attention to detail and refinement is exemplary. Sprigs of lavender appear everywhere; on the pillows, in the bathroom on towels etc., such a nice touch. The rooms are enormous, as are the bathrooms. You order what you want for breakfast so that it arrives as if you had cooked it yourself.
All this and you can watch whales /dolphins from a lounge or the viewing deck as well.Nothing is too much trouble and Isobel and Kobus will go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable.There is a great cliff top walk from just below the house for 6kms to Hermanus, just right for walking off those breakfasts!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the Lavender Manor for 3 nights in Nov. The property and room (5) were beautifully maintained, the bathroom was big and had all the fine touches, such as a heated towel rail, seperate bath and shower and a heater.
Throughout the guest house, the attention to detail is amazing, for example they placed little sprigs of lavender on the towels. The room had a balcony which overlooked the ocean.
Breakfast was wonderful, with a fresh fruit salad, wide range of cheeses, cereals and a hot breakfast cooked to order. The hosts, Isabel and Kobus, along with their staff were attentive to our needs and proactive in helping to arrange trips and suggest alternatives when the weather wasn't great. The town is 3km away and very easy to get to. There are plenty of restaurant options and the amazing Grotto beach is a 2min walk away.
The guest house has social areas where you can interact with other guests but can also be as quiet and private as your own home if that's what you prefer. The deck on the top floor has spectacular views of the ocean where we sat and watched the whales play while drinking a cup of tea.
I can't thank the Lavender Manor and the wonderful staff and owners enough, it was a fantastic end to our holiday in the Cape. We'll definitely be back!

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Lavender Manor was stunning. The rooms are first class as were the breakfasts. The house is some 10 mins outside of the main town but overlooks the bay with a stunning beach a couple of minutes away. There is an roof terrace from where you can watch the whales. Unfortunately we were a few days late as most of the whales had departed the bay and were heading south. There are plenty of good restaurants in town and can be reached by a 10 mins tuk-tuk ride. The return trip for 2 people was 100 rand and you don't have to book a return time as the restaurant will ring the tuk-tuk and arrange fro them to pick you up.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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ST HELENS
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

We spent two nights in Hermanus on 6/7 November staying at Lavender Manor. The guest house is in an ideal location on the outskirts of the town facing Grotto Beach.We were welcomed by Isabel and taken to our room (no 2) which had a lovely large decked balcony where we enjoyed the most delicious coffee and biscuits brought up by Isabel. The bedroom was beautifully furnished with a large comfy bed and plenty of wardrobe space. The bathroom was enormous with a separate bath and shower cubicle and lots of large fluffy towels. The guest lounge is on the first floor with lovely views across to Grotto Beach. A large balcony is attached from where we watched several whales in the bay. Everywhere was immaculately clean. The breakfasts were gorgeous with everything from fruit, yoghurt and cereal to a full cooked breakfast. Isabel and Kobus were fantastic friendly hosts and we were made to feel at home straight away. Should we ever return to Hermanus we will definitely stay at Lavender Manor and cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Millisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

I am currently on the balcony of Lavender Manor whale watching and enjoying a glass from the honesty bar. The view is spectacular. The ocean on one side and the most magnificent mountains on the other. We arrived 2 days ago and were warmly met by Isobel, the owner. We later met Kobus , her husband, both of whom made us feel so welcome. Nothing is too much trouble to this couple.
I would recommend Room 2, as it has a huge veranda, perfect for a glass in the late afternoon. Isobel and Kobus have thought of everything - bathrobes,flannels,shower gel,shampoo,fresh towelling, hair dryer and much more.They even turn down the bed with a chocolate!
I'm afraid we have to leave tomorrow, but I have no difficulty in advising a visit to what is probably the best B&B I have ever stayed in.
I forgot to mention the Southern Right whales. I'm looking at them right now! Fabulous.
Thank you Kobus and Isobel. Until the next time

Adrian and Lilian

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bagnoles-de-l'orne, France
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We arrived at the Guest House on a dull rainy afternoon but we were given a warm welcome and bags were quickly taken to our room - a beautiful room. It was tastefully decorated and nicely furnished. Lovely modern bathroom. Sadly the weather did not enable us to make use of the balcony with its sea view. Our host was a mine of information on local things to see and do. We had an excellent breakfast and there was no problem providing me with marmite toast for my perfectly poached egg. My husband voted the coffee first rate. The guest house is a little out of time, but this is no problem as a tuk-tuk provides a service to and from the centre..We made use of this when we went for out for dinner - there is no restaurant service in the evening. First class!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Potomac, Maryland
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We spent three nights in early September in this lovely B&B. The hosts were incredibly helpful with suggestions for places to see, restaurants, and activities. They made reservations for us, provided maps and insight into the local area. They provided the right amount of interest and help without being intrusive. Lavender Manor is just a couple of blocks from the cliff walk, which we took each day into town. Breakfast was very good, with both cold and made to order hot dishes. Very nicely appointed room and bathroom. Although it is outside of town and we had a car, we opted to use the tuk-tuk several times for dinner, which the hosts arranged for us. A lovely experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lavender Manor Guest Lodge
Address: 184 10th Street | Voelklip, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lavender Manor Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lavender Manor offers spectacular sea and mountain views and warm, relaxed hospitality. Overlooking famous Blue Flag Grotto Beach and the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay, you are within two minutes walk of the magnificent beaches and the scenic cliff path. Relax next to the secluded pool and watch the incredible sunsets over the ocean from the upstairs patio. Ideally positioned for whale watching, walking trails, visiting the different wine routes, and near world-class golf courses. ... more   less 
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